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CBD – A Closer Look

Cannabidiol, or CBD as it is commonly referred to, is a very important herbal compound extracted from cannabis plants. Cannabidiol, which is in its purest state called CBD, is the most powerful and potent of all known natural ingredients. In fact, it is only recently that many medical researchers have begun to understand its potential as an anti-inflammatory, pain relief, and anti-psychotic drug. The compound has only been found to be effective in small doses, therefore, CBD should not be confused with other synthetic compounds such as THC or hashish.Do you want to learn more? Visit  CBD

Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis sativa, which accounts for almost 40% of the original plant’s extract. The main components of CBD are three – cannabidiol, cannabidiolic acid and THC which are present in minute amounts in small amounts in the plant. Although they are derived from the same plant, there are many significant differences between CBD and THC. While both are found in high concentrations in cannabis marijuana, the amount present in cannabis sativa is significantly lower compared to THC. Also, while CBD is relatively non-psychoactive, the active component in THC which is CBD is highly psychoactive.

When THC and CBD were created, they used the same chemical process that made cannabidiol. However, when CBD and other new synthetic compounds were created, it became necessary for scientists to tweak the production process of these chemicals in order for them to reach the level of potency that would make them useful in treating different medical ailments. The process of creating CBD involves increasing CBD concentration before steeping the raw material, while cold pressing the material to extract the CBD. Cold pressing involves applying pressure to the material and turning it into a powder which is then compressed into a usable form. Although there are many factors involved in the production of CBD, it is believed that the best way to produce the compound is through cold pressing.

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